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pg&e is working to restore power and make repairs in some neighborhoods. we're still dealing with a wind advisory but then we'll turn our attention to a freeze
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warning tonight and that's going to make for a very cold new year's eve and tomorrow morning. we'll have more on that. the countdown to 2015. how cities across the country will ring in the new year tonight. ♪ it's the annual donate-a- thon. we'll tell you how you you can get the last-minute tax deduction for 2014 and help out a food cause. "mornings on 2" starts right now. good morning. happy new year's eastern. you are looking live at the celebrations in seoul, south carolina where the clock just struck midnight. we'll have much more coverage on new year's eve's
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celebrations. fireworks there. >> look at all of the people. let's talk about weather and traffic. weather is a big deal again. there will be teens up in the north bay tomorrow. 20s for many. 30s. especially in the wind- protected areas. where it has, we've had a couple of 20s. a lot of the 30s. 40s for some. half moon bay 45. san jose is 39. livermore is 39. but there is enough of a breeze holding these temps up for at
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least right now. as that decreases tonight, watch these temperatures take a tumble here. still 37 now half moon bay. they were 43. due north sfo at 22. it's been a blustery, cold morning. san francisco, gusts over 23. had gusts to 46 yesterday. it's very close to las vegas. it looks like, though, it's more rain if there is any snow it will probably be tonight as the system rotates through there. there's been snow in southern california. our low will eject out towards arizona. hello, tara. turn your mico on. what she's trying to say is, good morning, steve. >> good morning. you were talking about how chilly it was in concord. i just want to make sure people understand about black ice. >> could be a little bit around, that's true. >> take it easy oin the roadway -- on the roads.
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we're gonna take a look at the bridges. this is the richmond san rafael toll plaza. not a lot of folks out there. good for them. have the day off. i want to show you this shot. it's very so beautiful. just a beautiful drive as you make your way into san francisco. no delays. we have a wind advisory in effect for all. bridges except the golden gate. make sure you have both hands firmly on the steering wheel. back to the desk. neighborhoods throughout the bay area are still dealing with the damage from that powerful wind storm. pg&e crews have been working overnight to get the power back on. janine de la vega joins us live from san jose in a neighborhood where we understand the lights just came back on? >> reporter: yes, about an hour ago. when we first arrived here, it's across the street from silver creek. the lights were off. restored around 6:00 a.m.
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pg&e crews are still blocking the northbound lanes here the silver creek road between capitol expressway and yerba buena road. there are a lot of detour signs around here. powerful winds caused a eucalyptus tree to fall on a power pole. one power pole after another snrapped laying across the road. a total of eight were taken down. that left the neighborhood in the dark. fortunately, silver creek high school is on holiday break. students and staff were not affected. residents relied on flashlights and candles. they are grateful the power is back on as they make their way back to work. >> my wife and my son go to the supermarket by candle. we have about four or five candle in the house. [laughter] >> reporter: this morning? >> this morning, when we wake up, electric out for many. >> reporter: there was other damage around the south bay. a downed tree around meridian
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took down a wire at a senior center. various locations street lights were out. some stores were forced to close. 2,000 customers in the sphwheau south bay are still affected. weeferm's -- we're dealing with the cold and the wind. they have workers making sure residents don't come and -- and they follow the due -- detours. this woman has been pacing back and forth. i've been jogging in place. it will be colder tomorrow. right now, power is back on. dealing with the cold and the wind. >> all right, at least you have gloves. i think you said you forgot those yesterday. >> reporter: i did. they are helping and i still have the long johns on, too. >> thank you. well, pg&e has new numbers on the homes and misses in the bay area still without power due to the big wind storm.
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the map shows there are 6,000 customers without power in san francisco. i like that picture there. that poor william -- woman getting blown away. 7:07. we're less than 14 hours away from new york city's big new year's eve countdown that everybody is talking about. the final prepareerations are underway for the big celebration in times square. that 12,000, 12,000-pound ball has been spruced up. it's been polished and tested to make sure everything is ready for tonight. thousands of police officers will be on patrol making sure tonight's celebration is a safe one. >> we will be patrolling the city by air, by sea, on the ground, and in the subway system. we have not received any specific threats but the city will be on high alert for any
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sign of trouble. >> while the police for sure are keeping an out or for trouble, the eyes around the world will be focused on that ball there in times square. it's covered with 32,000 l.e.d. lights, more than 2500 panels are made out of waterford crystal. since the lights randomly change colors every couple of minutes, no one knows for sure what the color will look like -- what the ball will look like when it finally drops tonight. well, in las vegas, 340,000 people are expected to watch the fireworks show. but high winds could still cancel the show. organizers say they will wait until ten minutes before midnight to make the call. if the show does go on, it's scheduled to last seven minutes and 11 seconds. very precise. san francisco's fireworks show, meanwhile, is dperkted to last for 15 minutes -- expected to last for 15 minutes. there will be up to 5,000 different special effects at midnight. coming up at 7:30, we'll take you live to the embarcadero with a look ahead to the
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waterfront other local festivities ringing in the new year. happening today, one of my favorite stories of the morning, goodwill industries, celebratingles end of 20 -- celebrating the end of 2014 with what it calls a donate-a- thon. alex savidge is live at the san francisco flagship store. up may have the best stoifer story of the morning. it sounds like a party. >> reporter: it's an absolute party. you can hear the band in the background. i will show you them in a second. this is your last chance of the year to get rid of those unwanted items you may have, clothing, computers and a car even, and donate it to goodwall. they will accept your donations. as we swing it around here, you have good listen to music. take a listen. this is the goodwill band. they found fantastic.
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listen in. ♪ here is mayor willie brown. are you having fun? >> the goodwill donate cause is always good. you can get the tax deduction and these louie vuittons i'm almost wants to take them -- >> reporter: i know. you were saying if they stay up there, you are gonna take them back. these are items that come from willie braun's closet and you donate them. >> every year. this year was no different from last year and it won't be for next year. it's such a good cause. >> reporter: they put people to work in this community. >> all of the money that's
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raised by goodwill goes to help people find jobs. that's so important. the connection between people who do not work, who have tifty getting a job -- difficulty getting a job, to come to goodwill. you end up working. >> absolutely. >> reporter: dave clark wants to know why you don't donate any of these suits to him? >> dave! >> reporter: wrong size. wrong size. that's all. i want to bring in maureen. this is one of your favorite days of the year. >> yes, everyone gets to come out and bring their treasures to share about goodwill so we can put people back to worth. it's such a wonderful die start the new year. >> reporter: how do you give people in the community hope who might not be able to find
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it? >> put them back to work. last year we placed about 640 people back to work. this year we're hoping to top 700 which is fantastic. we are gina fill 6 -- yoen fill 60 trucks -- gonna fill 60 trucks. it's a great way to support. you get this amazing music. most importantly the band, they found fantastic. >> and lovely ambassadors like mayor brown. we're so fortunate to have him on our team. >> reporter: we're at 1500 mission treatment in san francisco. as we show you right here, the good folks from goodwill they are all ready accept your donations. you just pull in. the bellhops will accept your location. you can donate to a good cause and then you get that all important tax writeoff as well. i will see if i can find you a
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suit dave. >> please okay. did the mayor say i was that big. >> reporter: we need have a discussion. >> it's a great story. i hope everyone comes out and makes their donations. we'll be talking to you later on. >> great music out there, too. >> dave, you are already pretty sharply dressed. >> well, thank you, tori. this is deadline day for some critical repair work on the new bay bridge. caltrans is threatening to find the main contractor on the new eastern span for the work that was supposed to be completed by today. if that doesn't happen, caltrans could charge that contractor up to $25,000 a day. crews still need to repair rust damage paint and fix the pain water damage near the tower. still a beautiful sight. >> 7:13. san jose firefighters are busy investigating several suspicious fires. coming up in 20 minutes, we'll tell you about the problem including three new car fires
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last night. and a scuffle caught on camera between an off-duty police officer and two men. what led up to the confrontation in the south bay.
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with 2014 winding found, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the highlights of the year. one of the best way to see what people were focused on this year is what they looked up on the internet. joining me from new york is jesus garcia google trend expert. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm great. first of all, i want to start off by asking how do you compile these lists? how does it work? >> we take a look at the hundreds of searches, hundreds of thousands of searches on google search. this is actually our 14th annual list, and we're taking a look at the year-end search. if, you know -- we develop
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hundred of lists for over 70 countries. if we zero in on the u.s. we can take a look at the top five trending searches. where we have number 5. flappy bird which is a totally addictive mobile game released in 2013. but it became very popular in 2014. a lot of people have been talking about it especially because the creator pulled it out of market for a couple months because of a lot of attention and number 4, malaysia airlines. a lot of people were searching about the two flights that did not reach their destination. number 3, we had ebola. this is a disease that started off in africa. a lot of people wanted to know how it might be affecting them in the u.s. and find out how you can get ebola, what are the
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symptoms and what you can do to avoid it. >> and we have the world cup for number 2 spot. it was a huge moment on a global scale. a lot of people were following their favorite teams, players, and all of the games results were also available online. and the number 1 top trending search in the u.s. was actually robin williams. for his untimely death, a lot of people wanted to find out how he died, where he died. they were not only searching for him, they were searching for some of his movies. among them we saw mrs. doubtfire, debt po et society. >> and certainly not surprising that that's the number one search, but it's interesting that was global since it was something that impacted us so closely here in the bay area. so i want to switch gears a little bit. you have a number, actually a lot of top ten lists, different categories.
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since i work in the news, i thought i might take a guess at the top categories. starting with politics or politicians. for me i think one of the big political stories was the gop taking over the senate. but was that at the top of the list for politicians or politics? >> no. for politicians, president obama was at the top of the list. he's the commander-in-chief and a lot of people have been searching for him, continue to search for him especially around some of the hot topics he's been talking about for the last couple of months. >> pop culture i'm thinking the kardashians. they did have a big year. kim came in number two. number one was jennifer lawrence who has been all over the magazines and very popular because of the hunger games movies that she's been doing. a lot of people have been following her as well. >> i'm afraid that's all we have the time for.
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but again, we've been joined live by jesus garcia google trends expert from new york. thank you so much for your time and happy new year. >> very good. very interesting. thank you both. 7:20. in other news this morning, san jose police, they are defending an off-duty officer seen on cell phone video trying to restrain a woman and hemp sister. now, take a look. this happened in september at an apartment complex parking lot. police say the women were in their car when they hit the officer's personal vehicle and drove off. the man followed the car, identified himself as a police officer. at one point -- and you can see on the video, 30-year-old tazman gonzales, struggled with him, bit him. her sister charity starting pulling at the officer. both women they -- then were able to get in the car and drove off. the police department said the officer did not appear to violate any department guidelines and they say he reported this incident immediately. >> he filled out the -- use of
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force documentation, which any officers would fill out any time you place your hand on somebody. >> now, san jose police say if an off-duty police officer is trying to pull you over, drive to a public place. ask for the officer's name and badge number. then call the police department to verify you are actually dealing with a police officer and not an impersonator. >> that's good advice. >> there are some people who do that, pretend they are cops and they end up in a bad situation. let's check in with tara, covering traffic for us. what's going on in the peninsula? a road closure? >> yes, in burlingame we have a downed tree on the 800 block of el camino real. the roadway is closed and it won't open until 11:00. let's take a look at 101 through san jose. traffic on the right-hand side is northbound as you make the drive toward the san jose airport. and 880 near the oakland
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coliseum, no delays. at the bay bridge toll plaza, no congestion. all of your bridges are under a wind advisory except for the golden gate bridge. 7:22. here's steve. we do have clear skies here. that's for sure. but boy, is it cold. it's only gonna get colder tonight. we have the wind advisory until noon. not as bad as it was yesterday. there's still a few areas where it's gusting over 35 miles an hour. get ready for the cold. wind advisory. a couple possibilities for downed trees and outages. we'll focus our attention on the freeze warning. that starts tonight. there will be teens up in the north bay, low to mid-20s in areas that are wind protected. the breeze will tail off. a couple of 20s. 30s, contoerd, 31. walnut creek was 29. now 33. a little hint of a breeze. take that temperature right back up. half moon bay had gusts to 35. santa rosa is 36. the breeze is the key for another couple of hours at
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least but not the roaring gust we saw. it should start to calm down over the next couple of hours. 22 and 33-mile-an-hour gusts at half moon bay. san francisco rather blustery as well. that's going to continue most of the day and then die down later this afternoon, evening. around lake elsinore. the snow pictures are unbelievable. ramona, temecula. it looks like las vegas will have to wait until tonight. this is rain. it's a cold rain. the low will head into arizona. as it does, it will be a powerhouse as it moves across the country. for us, cold and breezy. not as windy but windy at sometimes. a lot of sunshine. it's severe and clear. 50s on the temps. it won't take long to start to see the temps fall off the table. they will. bundle up. there would be a breeze coast and bay. but the wind will die down. that temperature will plummet tonight into tomorrow morning pth sunny. people are asking pea all over are we going dry? are we going dry?
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until then cold morning, sunny days. >> you know how to end the year. [laughter] >> i know. >> the month. >> thank you. 7:23. a three-day music event in south lake tahoe is underway but the police have serious concerns. coming up in 20 minutes, what event organizers are doing about those concerns to keep people safe at the big concert. i'm wondering how comfortable or uncomfortable you are with this per is uption that you are the save ure -- perception that you are the savior of michigan football? >> i'm not comfortable at all. [laughter] >> he seems whatpy -- happy to be there. jim harbaugh. the reason he says he's so heady to coach at the university of michigan jawb -- at the university of michigan.
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russian's president is telling president obama that he
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wants to improve relathses but ownfully there's equality and mutual respect. putin sent messages to dozens of world leaders. he added that the 70th anniversary of the allied victory should remind the u.s. and russia of their responsibility to maintain peace and international stability. putin conspicuously did not send a new year's message to the president of ukraine. you remember jim harbaugh? it was an emotional homecoming for harbaugh at the university of michigan. [ applause ] >> look at this welcome. the now-former 49ers' coach got this hero's welcome. this was halftime at the michigan basketball game. yesterday morning he was officially announced as the new head football coach. back in the '80s he was michigan's starting quarterback for three years. his dad was an assistant coach
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at the university. >> please raise your hand -- >> you know your name. i know michigan football. and i believe in michigan football. that's -- that will not be a hard job. >> now, harbaugh's seven-year deem with michigan is worth about $40 million. that's not counting performance bonuses. that's about the same as what the 49ers paid him. we've been talking all morning about problems caused byhy winds -- about high winds around the bay area. claudine wong will show us some unusual sites, such as this video. something you don't see everywhere. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco along the embarcadero where thousands of people are expected for new year's eve. coming up, what you need to know to stay safe out there. highway 4 through the baypoint/pittsburg area. looking good. not a lot of traffic out there. we'll tell you about wind advisories -- next. it looks nice outside. it's clear, but boy, is it cold
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out, it will only get colder tonight into tomorrow. the wind will tail off but the temperatures will really drop. a beautiful sunrise over the big city.
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all right. ♪ >> what song is in?
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>> prince. "1999." >> you got it. very good. >> party like it's 1999. >> that's right. we're gonna part like it's 2014. happy new year's eve. we're flifern san francisco -- live in san francisco where it's quiet. come tonight, it will be hopping there. as the bay area has its party to 2015, brian flores is there. coming up, he will tell us how the high winds have impacted crews trying to set up for tonight's celebration. it's wednesday, december 31st. i'm tori campbell. >> it even looks cold on tv. >> it does. >> i went outside. it's cold outside. i'm dave clark. it's so cold, i understand bubba the tortoise checked in. >> bubba the tortoise. i said move over. it will be cold tonight. most of the breeze -- if it's still there, it's keeping the temperature up a little bit. it's going to -- go to a live cam, jeff. i will set the computer in
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motion again. thank you very much. thank you. >> it looks cold looking on the cameras looking out over the bay area. when you wake up this morning, when steve is telling you to dress in layers, it is wise. >> how is that, jeff? how are we looking now? there you go. >> the magic of tv. >> thank you. [laughter] wind advisory out. power outages. until about noon. most locations, it's a far cry from yesterday. it's in therele? noon. tonight, the freeze warning kicks in. there will be some teens in the north bay. if the wind tails off, a lot of 30s and 20s will be showing up. we had a few. walnut creek dipped back to 30. santa rosa, 36. redwood city, 33. san jose, 39. livermore, 39. oakland airport is 38. that's a sign of things to come. a rather breezy, blustery, 26, 24. i mean, it's -- it's windy. san francisco, parts of the coast as well.
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gusts to 43. the snow pictures coming in from east of ramona, lake elsinore is amazing how much snow has fallen there also into temecula, only a thousand feet. a lot of reports on twitter going crazy as that system there. it looks likes las vegas will have to wait until tonight. it was close. there was snow. by tonight, if this system is still in the area, it will produce snow. it's a powerhouse as it moves into arizona. for us, cold and breezy. not as windy. it's sunny. there is not a cloud in the sky. 40s in the higher elevations. low 50s for many. here is tara with an update on traffic. the roadways are looking pretty clear. a lot of people have the day off. we do have a high wind advisory in effect for all of the bridges except the golden gate. make sure you have a grip on the steering wheel.
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this is the 101 split. traffic is moving nicely. along the eastshore freeway, same story. no delays really this morning. traffic on the left-hand side of your screen. southbound as you make your way toward the bay bridge toll plaza. this is 680. traffic looking good in both directions near fremont. 7:35. back to the desk. >> thank you. 7:35. well, you heard steve, steve says tonight it will be cold and breezy. if you are going out to san francisco's big new year's fireworks show, the producers say the show will go on as scheduled. brian flores live in san francisco now. you know what to expect and what the people who are coming out will see at that big show. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, dave. you are right. it's very cold and breezy as we speak. the winds have died down a little bit but still very cold. my jacket is buttoned up to my ne b preparing for new year's eastern celebrations here in san francisco. different parts of the bay
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area. they will be lining the embarcadero this morning. the porta-potties are set up. i know it's funny to talk about. those are important. they are set up along here at the embarcadero as well. but thousands of people are expected to be here in the city tonight. in terms of this event here along the embarcadero, it's free. we talked about the high winds and choppy waters on the bay, especially yesterday. fireworks crews had a tough time setting up for the estimated 5,000 fireworks shells for tonight. they are betting on the winds dying down by midday. steve will have more on the winds and when they will calm down or when it will calm down a little bit. but again, thousands of people are expected here tonight. didn't stop them from getting ready. in the meantime, they say expect quite a show to ring in 2015. >> at about 20 seconds before mid night, you will actually -- midnight, you will see effects starting to rise. and then at midnight the first effects tack place in the sky.
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>> i'm gonna have a celebration with friends from home and kind of play >> out at all? >> we might. it's ambitious. we haven't decided for sure. >> reporter: if you plan to go out, other events include party at the bill graham civic auditorium. tickets start at $90. and then for $100, you can ring in the new year at the rotunda. the mezzanine will be open for dancing and mingling. the most important point stay safe. please do not drink and drive, folks. different options we talked about. mta offering free rides. 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. b.a.r.t. offering free service. if worse comes to worse pay for a cab. you would rather pay for a cab then pay for an attorney fee, it's not worth it. stay safe out there. guys, back to you. >> thank you. >> thank you. the police will be out every
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place, too. bay area cities are advising everybody use public transportation tonight. muni, caltrain, samtran and vta are offering free rides starting at 8:00 p.m. and b.a.r.t., b.a.r.t. will run until 3:00 a.m. tomorrow. there will be extra b.a.r.t. trains after the fireworks show along the embarcadero. some of those b.a.r.t. trains are gonna stop the busy stops, embarcadero, montgomery and west oakland stations. 7:38. police officers in sonoma county are boosting patrols tonight for new year's eve. the overtime for the extra officers is being funded by state grants aimed at stopping drunk driving. ten additional chp officers will on on patrol to help out law enforcement agencies. some businesses are helping people get home safely. they are offering free nonalcoholic drinks to designated drivers or helping people find a safe ride home. netflix is helping parents ring in the new year with a
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little alone time. ♪ >> it's new year's eve. >> this is the trailer for a three-minute streaming netflix video designed to trick the little ones. don't tell them. but this is a fake new year's eve countdown to the fake 2015 arriving. and then you can put them to bed. the bay area's big wind storm is not over quite yet. it's down but not over. the high wind advisory stays in effect until noon. pg&e crews are busy trying to get power back on to customers who lost power after a cold wind battled the bay area yesterday. some of the worst wind damage was in san jose. one eucalyptus tree knocked down eight power poles right outside of silver creek high school.
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they've been working out there. strong winds caused havoc yesterday for thousands of b.a.r.t. riders. a pig tree fell onto the tracks -- big tree fell onto the tracks in daly city yesterday afternoon. that stopped trains in both directions between san francisco and millbrae. wind-blown degree disrupted service between the pleasant hill and concord b.a.r.t. station. b.a.r.t. sent out buses to rescue stranded customers. there was a lot going on across the bay area. we wanted to share a few pictures that our viewers are santa claraing. this is from greg gonzalez. he says a tree fell on a car garage in gateway apartments in san leandro. you can see right there. that used to be the carport. what a mess out there. then connie sent us this picture and pretty remarkable here. i will pull up the picture so many you can she -- there you go. there's the tree. there's the root. but here is the story behind
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it. after spending three days fixing a leaky room, steve and robbie were stunned to find three trees fell on this freshly repaired roof. kind of hurts you, resulting from the high winds. and then this one, mary sent us this picture. this happened at 4:25 yesterday afternoon in fremont. that's a big tree. there is a car right there in the corner. it's not just pictures we are gating. we got interesting video. tak there it goes. yes. and that's a porta-potty. there comes its friend following close behind. it's just kind of funny. it's moving at a pretty good clip there. that's near the downtown ice skating rink and the fairmont hotel. i want to show you this video. this is all left afternoon around 2:45. this is mace on circle -- mason circle. surveillance cameras showing how quickly it can happen. let's see it again. boom. it comes down quickly.
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that car hit about 15 years old was damaged. no one was hurt. this next video happens quickly. watch it there. watch these garbage cans. there's your hint. boom. that happens quickly. california preparedness said we're in oakley, that happened two houses down. all happens very quickly. we appreciate everyone showing their videos and pictures with us because some very interesting images that people are getting. >> even just hearing -- just howelling. it was just incredible. >> . >> that's what you think might be happening. the cameras that pick up some of those images really show you. be glad you weren't there. >> all right. thank you. 7:42. well, in other news, arson investigators in the south bay are looking into the cause of three new suspicious car fires. now two cars caught fire just before 7:30 last night on cass
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beian sea drive near -- casbian sea drive near stokes street. less than a mile away there was another car fire on willow. we don't know if they are related to other suspicious fires. back on monday, a portable classroom caught fire while police in campbell tweeted this photo of a burning suv on south bascom avenue. there were two more car fires on bascom early tuesday morning. and just before christmas, somebody torched three vehicles. investigators have been trying to figure out how these fires started. 7:43. a child's toy, raising some serious concern among parents nationwide. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," what play dough claims this toy is supposed to be used for. 280 looking good at this hour. we have some examples of transportation that you can take tonight if you are planning on celebrating new
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continuing coverage of the search for the missing air plane. rough seas are hampering the effort to reach the wreckage located at sonar. the first bodies arrived in indonesia today. caskets labeled with numbers were carried by indonesian military personnel. seven bodies have been recovered so far including a
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flight attendant in her uniform. it will be taken to a hospital to be identified. ambulancenss and stretchers are lined up at the airport. the ceo says the airline is committed to helping the families of the victims. >> we will be there for the staff even all of the families -- even after all of this is over. >> it's still unclear exactly what brought the airliner down but bad weather is believed to have played a part. we learned strong currents are moving what are believed to be large parts of the plane. investigators expect to have a better understanding of what happened once the jet's voice and flight data recorders are recovered.
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>> one girl's family was heading to singapore to celebrate the new year. a 25-year-old woman had gone fought airport to pick up her fiance and his family who were coming to visit her. >> family members are filling out papers, providing identification about their loved ones. >> a pastor is there from a church that lost 40 members of their congregation. it's really hitting some folks. >> 7:48 is the time. well, switching gears here. we're talking about new year's eve and traffic. if you are celebrating ringing
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in the new year ears dash there is there's good late-night transportation options. >> there's caltrain, samtrans, b.a.r.t., muni. muni is actually free until 5:00 a.m. b.a.r.t. will run service until 3:00. let's take a look at highway 4 through the baypoint pittsburg area. no delays westbound as you make the drive from concord onto 680. bay bridge toll plaza, no problems, no metering lights on. it looks like of this all -- it has looked like this all morning. 237 milpitas, no delays westbound on the side of your screen as you make the drive toward sunnyvale. let's check in with steve. tara, thank you. a lot of snow in southern california. lake elsinore, pictures coming in. some of the twitters coming in. people saying i've never seen
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snow on some of these mountain ranges but temecula had a lot of snow. lake elsinore, the pictures are unbelievage that are starting to come in. also snow around lake a -- havasu has fallen. some residents say 25 years since they've seen any snow like this. it's continuing. now, las vegas is not getting snow. there's too much dry air. there is snow falling but it's evaluating before it reaches the ground. although there have been reports around just outside of the city of las vegas on the strip where the snow is falling. if you get a chance, this is one reason why i love twitter. the information coming in, good information. one of pour watchers said i'm in colorado and the windchill is 30 below. in colorado springs. yeah. 30 below. what's interesting in the national weather service in sacramento sent out a windchill chart and said it's not often we can be part of this. but we are today. i mean, it's brutally cold across most of the country
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here. windchills 30, 40 below. 44 below up in wyoming. wind advisories until noon. possible downed trees and some power outages. 45 to 55. things are starting to calm down a little bit for most. some of the hoe for the morning, i've seen this before. there's going to be a few in wind protekded areas -- wind- protected areas. 30s closer to the bay. 20s inland all the way to the south bay. walnut creek, 29. a couple of reports there around martinez, over to concord, walnut creek, some upper 20s low 30s this morning. the breeze is really the only thing holding up a lot of these temps. that also gives a windchill factor not something we talk about. blustery in san francisco. that's not ended. same along the coast. san mateo coast around half moon bay. gusts to 43. looks like some of the snow is winding down. around lake elsinore. ramona has had snow. you can see the rain oceanside down to san diego.
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temperatures will be plunging there tonight and tomorrow. there's las vegas. it's trying but it won't happen this morning. if it does, it will be tonight. there's snow not far outside of town. also as that heads into phoenix. it will be a real weathermaker as it moves out of the four corners. it will still be a cold, breezy, blustery day. windy at times. 50s on the tell mtion. santa cruz mountains, part -- tell dash temperatures in the santa cruz mountains. tonight, it will be breezy but not nearly as windy. that temperature will plunge fast. i mean, it will be really cold even near the coast and in san francisco. it will be really cold. freeze warning is out tonight tomorrow. it will be sun nil. the mornings will be cold. a little bit warmer. emphasis on a little bit. >> a little bit. [laughter] >> not much. >> thank you, steve. you bet. thousands of people are ringing in the new year in very chilly south lake tahoe. the snow global music festival
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got underway last night. 14,000 people are expected to attend. but police are concerned about the cold. two years ago at the festival, a teenager from petaluma died of hypothermia while under the influence of drugs. this year organizers have set up warming stations and warming buses so concertgoers can find a way to safely get out of the cold. 7:53. why is the nation's biggest police force trying to soften its image? coming up, we'll tell you the reason behind the move and how twitter is directly involved. also up next, a new -- the new details about the high-end wine heist at the world-famous napa valley restaurant, the french laundry.
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it's already 2015 in new
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zealand. that's the largest manmade structure in new zealand there. ♪ >> i think this is on my bucket list. i would love to see this. australia rang in the new year. this fireworks show above the sydney harbor is one of the largest in the world. the all-day event included a smaller eight-minute fireworks show last night. a little early for families who could not stay up in the midnight. and we'll show you the celebrations in the far east. now that another year is about to end. it's time to retire. some words that are misused overused or plain useless. according to lake superior state university, it's time to say goodbye to bae, that's a word commonly used as a term of indearment. never heard that before.
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steve paulson not agree with that, polar vore te. it's an arctic blast that gripped the nation last winter. hack and foodie are on the list as well as cray-cray which simply means crazy. but why not say crazy? more details on the christmas day wine theft in yountville. investigators now say between 40 and 50 bottles of extremely rare wines were stolen. the napa county sheriff estimates the loss at more than $50,000 but one wine expert says the restaurant could have soemed that wine for as much as -- as sold that wine for 700,000. >> that's wild. >> yeah. kind of like when you steal a really care painting. >> what are you gonna do with it? >> exactly. the high winds knocked out power to thousands of people all around the bay area. you heard the winds and saw it. coming up at 8:00, we'll go
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live to the south bay. those crews out of there, they are working above and bea low ground after eight power poles were knocked down. ♪ >> reporter: we're still having a great time at goodwill. the band is rolling. it's their annual donate-a- thon, a year-end event where they collect your unwanted items. you get the tax writeoff before the end of the year. it's all for a good cause. we'll tell you how you can help -- coming up. 880 near the oakland coliseum looking good. we have a wind advisory in effect. we'll let ut know how long it will last. mother nature is playing a tune. it's called cold and windy. the wind will tail off but the cold air is on the way.
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♪always quiet on new year's day ♪ >> one of my favorite bands, u- 2. not quiet in a lot of places. some folks across the globe are ringing in the new year. this is in taipei, taiwan right now. cool building there. and it's just past midnight there. you can see all of the fireworks. i like how they kind of are
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exploding. >> coming out of the building. >> coming out of the building. >> let's head to hong kong. there is a celebration. now, tori, this is trying to impress you. >> well, it's my harbor. >> this is victoria harbor, named after tori campbell, i'm sure. complete with fireworks, specs lighting effects. these are live pictures panning around at all of the people gathered outside victoria harbor in hong kong for a spectacular fireworks show. >> they do it right. >> and we want to show you bane shing, china. they look -- beijing, china. they look bundled up. they are at olympic park. remember the stadium for the olympics? kind of a cool sight there. a lot of people ringing in the new year in style. we'll have more on new year's celebrations closer to home, we're still quite a few hours away. and cold weather and strong winds could be a factor in the festivities. that's coming up in a few
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minutes. good morning. happy new year's eve. i'm it -- i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. it's december 31st. let's talk about weather and traffic. we know it's cold here but wild weather stuff is happening all over the place. >> nevada, arizona, we have the wind and. cold. a wind advisory until noon to some of the snow totals coming in southern california are incredible. around lake elsinore and ramona. some of the mountains in southern california are in white this morning. wind advisory possible downed trees power outages continue after about the noon hour. i think they will start to tail off. there's still gusts in a few ice -- few isolated locations. i think there will be teens in the north bay. if the wind tails off enough, there will be plenty of 20s and 30s. concord is 32. 37 santa rosa. again, only -- red woo city is 31. it wouldn't take much. once the breeze dies down.
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it's showing soins of that. still blustery in san francisco. along parts of the coast and the higher elevations. the snow looks like it's about done. but still, it has set the stage for just a winter wonderland down there. las vegas did not get snow. it was close. snow evaluated before it hit the ground but maybe tonight and also as the low ejects out there. there will be snow in flagstaff and rain in phoenix. it's a power house system coming out of southern california. we're on the northern edge of it. we get the clear skies. cold, breezy. a lot of sunshine. 40s in the higher elevations. 50s for others. tara moriarty good morning. is there anything going on that i haven't heard? >> we have not had a bad commute this morning at all. it's been quiet. a lot of people probably got time off. i will vouch for a lot of clouds up in tahoe. really, your roadways around the bay area looking pretty good. this is a live look right now at 880 near the oakland
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coliseum. you can see traffic moving nicely in both directions. up next, a look at the bay bridge incline. you can see the pretty shot there. the wind is not too bad. it's definitely dissipated since early this morning. a lot of us here on our way into work, headed into oakland take the bay bridge and had to definitely hold on with both hands. this is a look at the san mateo bridge where we have a wind advisory in effect. all of this until noon. but really it's calmed down quite a bit. back to the desk. pg&e crews worked all night all over the bay area to get the lights back on for thousands of customers who lost their power during yesterday's really strong wind storm. janine de la vega is joining us live in a san jose neighborhood that lost their power but the lights came back on a little while ago. >> reporter: dave, pg&e crews are still out here on silver creek road. this is near capitol
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expressway. there are repairs that need to be done. even though the power is back on, you can see there's wires down and power poles on the ground. so again, still work that needs to be done. powerful winds caused a tree to fall on a power pole yesterday afternoon. one power pole after another snapped across the road. a total of eight were taken down. that left the neighborhood in the dark. fortunately, sill veer creek school is on break -- sim ver creek -- silver creek is on break. so they are not affected. now any are just dealing with the drop in temperatures. >> it's very cold inside. there's no kind of utilities at all. it's uncomfortable and will only get worse during the night. >> the wind too strong. driving on the freeway my car
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sags. most people worry and get about 40, 45 miles per hour. >> reporter: there was other damage around the south bay. a downed tree near meridian and kerrcy took down a wire in front of a senior living facility. at various location, street lights were out. even valley fair mall lost electricity and some stores were forced to close. pg&e says 1100 customers in the south bay are still affected. everybody out here in the silver creek neighborhood had their power restored by 6:00 a.m. right now, everyone is dealing with the told. we've seen a lot of people wearing heavy layers of clothe. the winds died down. it's supposed to be cooler. pg&e crews still have a lot of work here that needs to be done. but good news is that these people in this neighborhood have their electricity back. dave? >> okay. thank you. slowly but surely getting the power back. >> they need to have heat in
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the house. well, pg&e has new numbers on the homes and businesses in the bay area still without power. there are now 6400 customers without power in san francisco. 1100 in the south bay. 800 are in the back on the peninsula. 700 in the east bay. and 100 in the north bay. 8:07. well, today is a dead whine day for critical -- deadline day for critical repair work on the new bay bridge. caltrans threatens to fine the main contractor on the new eastern span for the work that was supposed to be finished today. that includes repairing rust damaged paint and rain water damage near the tower. caltrans could charge that contractor $25,000 a day. goodwill industries is encouraging people to get a head start on new year's resolution that include getting unwanted stuff out of the house and helping others. alex savidge is live at goodwill's flagship store in san francisco which is throwing
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a brakes it likes to call a -- celebration it likes to call a donate-a-thon. it looks like everyone is having a great time. >> reporter: one big party here in san francisco. check them out here. >> donate. let's donate! donate. let's donate. >> reporter: there you go. donate. it's a big party here you walk into the yard. 1500 mission street is where we r it's their end of the year donate-a-thon. they ask for your donations on the final day of the year so that you can get the tax writeoff for all of those unwanted items up may have around the house. those computers, the car maybe, some clothing you don't want anymore. stuff you don't war. you get the tax writeoff.
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goodwill gets the benefit. i'm joined by the ceo of goodwill. we appreciate your time. i know you love this day. it's the end of the year. it's a big day for you guys. talk about how people's donations will benefit goodbill. >> all of the donations received we turn into our retail sources into jobs. last year we put 600 people back to work. this year we're going for 700. we're gonna fill 60 trucks. come on down. fill the trucks. >> reporter: and you are making it easy for people. you drive up on mission street. it looks likes someone that just dropped off a donation. you drive up. they got these wonderful goodwill bellhops all dressed up and ready to make your donations. >> you are gonna be busy today. >> oh, yeah. we have the great band behind
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us. our wonderful staff and volunteers out wheel. it's a gulf -- it's a wonderful, wonderful day. >> reporter: it goes until 5:00 tonight. many folks playing the music, they work here in goodwill. we had some specs guests early on this morning. you may have seen it. we have mayor willie brown. he dropped by to encourage people to donate. he's made his donations here for the end of the year. and the head of the band, the leader of the band, he even got mayor brown to get up there and sing a tune. listen to this. ♪ ♪ ride sally ride ♪ >> that's wonderful. [laughter] >> he's having a good time. that's great. >> always. always. >> reporter: he was having an absolute blast. >> yeah. >> reporter: he really -- he
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started up slow but got warmed up really quick. he sounded good by the end. he was feeling it. >> >> are those some of this clothe -- of his clothes? >> reporter: i was mention, donations here for the end of the year. look at these gorgeous suits. these are straight from willie brown's closet. if you want to dress like the mayor, all you have to do here is come down to goodwill. >> love it. love it. you are in the spot. i mean for great things, great music and mayor willie brown. you got it. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> nice job. 8:11. another thing happening right now, we want to take you to, a live picture out of vatican city. a little more subdued there. different tone than what we just heard. this is new year's eve in rome.
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pope francis is leading prayers of thanksgiving for the past year and also looking ahead to the new year. it's been a pretty good year for pope francis. he kind of helps, you know, kind of create the situation with cuba. >> with cuba and the u.s. >> he's spoken out and has become a pivotal figure in many world issues. fascinating to see what 2015 may lead to. >> he will makes his first trip to the u.s. >> and he's going to philadelphia. >> that's right. >> kind of a night -- nice picture. we're still counting down to 2015. coming up, the elaborate extravagant celebrations planned in san francisco and what's being done to make sure you're safe. kim kardashian tried but she could not break the internet in 2014 or even come in first among google
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with 20 sh winding up to -- 2014 winding down, we thought it would be fun to look back at the highlights over the year.
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we are 0 focused on what people looked up on the internet. joining me now is jesus garcia. how are you? >> i'm great. >> how do you compile these lists? how does it work? >> we take a look at the hundreds of searches, hundred of thousands of searches. this is our 14th annual list. we're taking a look at the year- end search. and we develop hundreds of lists for over 70 countries and if we zero in on the u.s., we can take a look at the top five trending searches where we have number 5. we have flappy bird which is a totally addictive mobile game that was actually released in 2013. but became very popular in 2014. a lot of people have been talking about it especially because the creator pulled it
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out of market for a couple of months because it was getting too much attention. and number 4, malaysia airlines. everybody has searching about the two jets that didn't reach their final destinations. number 3, we have ebola. obviously, this is a disease that started off in africa. a lot of people wanted to know how it might be affecting them here in the u.s. and find out how you can get ebola. what are the symptoms and what you can do to avoid it. and the number 2 spot we have the world cup, obviously, it was a huge moment on a global scale. a lot of people were following their favorite team, players and all of the games results were also available online. and the number 1 top trending search in the u.s. was actually robin williams, for his untimely death. a lot of people wanted to find out how he died, where he died
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and they were not only searching for him. they were searching for some of his movies. among them we saw mrs. doubtfire. >> and certainly not surprising that's the number one search but it's interesting it was global, something that impacted us so much in the bay area. you have a number -- actually a lot of top ten lists, different categories. since i work in the news, i thought i might try to take a guess at some of these top categories. for me, i think it was the gop taking over the senate. was that at the top of the list for politicianses or politics? >> no. for politicians, president obama was at the top of the business. he's a commander-in-chief. a lot of people have been searching for him. continue to search for him especially around some of the
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hot topics he's been talking about for the last couple of months. pop culture people, i'm thinking the kardashians. >> the kardashians did have a big year and kim kardashian did come in number 2 but number one was jennifer lawrence who has been all over the magazines and is very popular because of the hunger games movies she's been doing. >> i'm afraid that's all the time we have the time for. but we've been joined by jesus garcia google trend's expert. thank you so much for your time and happy new year. >> didn't nope they had a -- didn't know they had a trend expert. >> interesting information. hey tara, what happened on the peninsula? >> we've been talking about it. we have a downed tree on el
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camino real. the road is closed in both directions. if you live in the area, know the detours. right now, let's take a live look at highway 24 in la fayette. it was sluggish westbound toward the caldecott tunnel earlier this morning. right now, it's eased up a lot. no delays. same story at the bay bridge toll plaza. we, of course, have the high wind advisory in effect across the span until noon. also in effect at all of your other bay area bridge, except for this one, the golden gate bridge where the winds are not as strong. your commute also looking great heading into san francisco. 8:20. let's check in with steve. >> thank you. jeff green, go to a live shot. the computer is not loading but i'll get it. thank you, sir. i don't know what's going on. the mouse is saying it's too cold. okay. i'm ready. wind advisory is out. severe clear, that's for sure.
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there will be sunshine here for a couple of days. wind advisory takes us until noon. ♪ against the wind ♪ >> bog seager -- bob seger. ♪ running against the wind ♪ >> we saw him out at oakland about a year ago. he's fantastic. until noon -- i should say i saw him open for "kiss" many, many years ago when i was about this tall. then we'll take our attention, talk about the cold temperatures. did have a report of 19 degrees up at potter valley. mendocino county. about 980 feet or so. i would not be surprised to see teens tomorrow for some north bay locations. 30s around the bay. then 20s for the inland valleys. i've seen this before in wind protected areas. concord 32 now. 37 santa rosa. 31 redwood city, 39 san jose. the breeze is really the only thing kind of holding the temps
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up a little bit. still a blustery day. parts of san francisco, the coast, higher elevations not as bad for many inland areas. the snow has been incredible in southern california, lake elsinore, ramona, temecula, lake havasu reports of snow. rain down towards san diego. it will be cold tomorrow and maybe snow in las vegas tonight. did not happen this morning. it was close. it evaluated before it -- it see evaporated before it hit the ground. the low ejects slowly into ears and then the four koeshers. 30s for many. or 40s. cold, windy in petaluma. 29. lakeport, 31. a lot of 20s in mendocino county, lake county. 39 san ramon. tomorrow will be even colder.
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33 los gatos. saratoga, 38. there will be a lot of upper 20s in the santa clara valley tomorrow. menlo park is checking in at 30. look at foster city, 37. 39 belmont. the cold is gripping much of the country. windchills 30, 40 below in parts of wyoming, 20 below in colorado. cold air in texas. it's cold for many, including us. 10 in tahoe. they will probably be below zero for truckee. 25 in ukiah. there is a lot of reports of 20s in mendocino county. cold and breezy. wind at times. but that wind is decreasing. it's sunny, that's not a problem. but it's going to get really cold very fast by about 5:00, 6:00. that temperature is on its way down. boy, will it go down fast. temperatures tonight will -- bundle up. it doesn't matter if it's coast, bay or inland. temperatures will drop off. freeze warning is out. it will be cold in the morning but sunny during the day. >> wow. okay, steve. thank you 8:23.
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in new york city, the mayor and union met behind closed doors trying to ease the tensions boiling over. take a look. you can see mayor deblass yoarriveing at the -- deblasio arriving with the union, police commissioner and other top police department leaders. union leaders are accusing the mayor of supporting anti-police protests after the controversial grand jury decision in the death of it eric garner. one union member said nothing was resolved. >> there was a number of discussions, especially about the safety issues that are members face. there was no resolve and our thought here today is that actions speak louder than word. as for mayor deblasio, he released a statement saying he's focused on building a productive dialogue and moving forward with the police department. and in the meantime, the nation's largest police department is sending its top brass to an in-house twitter
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school. it's part of an effort to soften the new york police department's image. police commanders across the city will be encouraged to send out helpful messages on twitter and respond directly to the communities they serve. police commissioner bill bratton launched the program and has 126,000 followers. 8:28. driving safe, especially on new year's. and there is an app for that. coming up in nine minutes, how it helps people who have had too much to drink and it gives a special incentive to those who stay sober. and speaking of new year's heave, several people getting read groir the new year's sell -- getting ready for the new year's eve celebrations. 680 at the sunol grade looking pretty good as is the rest of the bay area. looking out the window, it's a beautiful day. it is. it's just quite cold and breezy. it will get colder tonight and
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into tomorrow. i will have an update on warnings and watches.
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good morning. and happy new year's eve to you. we're live in san francisco this morning. it's quiet. but it's cold out there this morning. tonight, it's expected to be packed right along here where our camera is panning around for you as the big countdown party to 2015 takes place. we're right outside of city hall. ktvu's brian flores is there. coming up in minutes, brian will tell you how the high winds have affected the crews who were setting up for tonight's big celebration. stay tuned for that. thank you for joining us.
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wednesday, december 31st. new year's eve. i'm dave clark. let's talk about your weather right now and what's cupping our way -- coming our way. steve knows all of the details. >> cold air. a lot of cold air. it's already cold enough. tonight when the wind tails off for everybody, that temperature will take a good tumble here. that's why we have a freeze warning. we have a wind advisory that takes us until noon. there will still be breezy conditions throughout most of the day. there will be teens tomorrow. there were a couple of up in mendocino county. there will be a lot more i think tomorrow morning. wind protected areas and the areas where the wind isn't around. had a couple of reports. martinez, also walnut creek of 20. still 29. one reading made it to 28. a lot of 40s by the breeze holding things up a little bit. it's not outrageous or crazy. but blustery for some. 25 parts of the san francisco. some areas along pier one, say it's too cold and windy. we're taketh hour off -- taking
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the hour off. some snow near las vegas. not in las vegas but near and lake havasu city snowflakes reported there. flagstaff getting good snow. the low responsible for the wind is moving slowly. as it does it will move into arizona. the pressure gradeiants. it will be windy at times. it will be sunny. 40s higher elevations. 50s for many. be careful driving night with those freezing temperatures you've been talking about. we get ice. so don't drive too fast. first up we'll take a look at the macarthur maze. you can see the traffic is looking good in all directions on the far right side of your screen there. folks headed toward the bay bridge where we have no delays. up next, 880 near the oakland coliseum. traffic looking good in both directions. folks on the left side of your screen headed southbound toward hayward. finally 208 at the split, same story. i exwes a lot of people just -- i guess a lot of people just
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have the day off. you see the camera bobbing around. we still have the high wind advisory in effect for the altamont pass as well as all of our bridges except the golden gate until noon. it's 8:34. back to the desk. >> all right. well, the countdown to 2015 is moving right along. bay area cities are planning some major celebrations for you. one of the biggest is in san francisco along the embarcadero. ktvu's brian flores live in san francisco this morning. you can tell us all tonight's celebration plans including where you are right now. >> reporter: hi, dave. we're in front of city hall this morning in san francisco, moved locations from about an hour ago. as tara mentioned, it's pretty quiet right now in the city. but that will not be the case later on this afternoon going into the late evening tonight. several thousand people are expected to be here partying up, ringing up the new year for tonight's celebrations but in terms of setting up for the new year, a lot of the fireworks crews had a tough time sets up for that. thousands of people expected to
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be -- especially along the embarcadero, that event for new year's eve will be free. but we talked about the high winds and choppy waters on the bay and fireworks crews had to be careful in setting up the estimated 5,000 fireworks shells for tonight. they say they had a tough time standing but the show will go on tonight. they are betting on the winds dying down to do the final prep. steve touched upon that. but the weather did not stop them from getting ready. in the meantime, they say they expect quite a show to ring in 2015. >> we've got about 4,000 to 5,000 different effects that will happen over a 15-minute span. they will range in altitudes from about maybe 150 feet off the barge to 1,000 feet in the sky. so we'll have a nice layering of effects. >> i'm gonna have a celebration at home and kind of play it by ear. >> not planning to go out at all? >> we might. it's ambitious. we haven't decided. >> reporter: was 2014 a good
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year or a bad year? >> a mixed year. right now, i'm freezing. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of people this morning were very cold as they were walking out doing what they were doing. but other than events in the city include a party at the bill graham auditorium. tickets at that event start at $90. it's a two-day event with music, costumes and acrobats for $100 here at san francisco city hall they will be opening up the rotunda, the mezzanine will be opening four -- for dancing. one message we want to get across out there this morning and you heard it thousands of times this morning be safe. a lot of different options for you to not drive and drink. i cannot say that enough. san francisco police will be out in full force as well tonight throughout the city. back to you. >> that's a serious warning, not only for people who do choose to drink but those who
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may be affected by those who are drunk. that's serious advice. use public transportation tonight. muni, caltrain, samtrans and vt ta. , they are all offering free rides starting at 8:00 p.m. b.a.r.t. will run until 3:00 a there will be extra trains after the fireworks show along the embarcadero but some of the b.a.r.t. trains will skip the busy stops including embarcadero, montgomery and the west oakland stations. the chp and the state office of traffic safety they've lunched a new app to encourage safe driving tonight and all year long. it's called ddvip. it lets people request a ride home from transportation companies like uber or lyft and designated drivers, you can find restaurants offering you free or discounted nonalcoholic beverages and food. 8:37. more police officers will be on patrol in sonoma county tonight for new year's eve.
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the overtime for the extra officers, that's being paid for by state grants aimed at stopping drunk driving. and ten extra chp officers will be on patrol. they are helping out the local law enforcement agencies. some of the businesses in sonoma county are also helping people get home. they are offering free nonalcoholic drinks to designated drivers or they are just helping people find a safe ride home. and netflix is helping parents ring in the new year with a little alone time. ♪ >> let's party, people. it's new year's eve. >> this is the trailer for a three-minute streaming netflix video that's designed to kind of trick the little ones. it's a fake new year's eve countdown so the kids think the new year is already come and gone. you can put them to bed early. the fake countdown video stars king julian. the bay area's huge wind storm is not over just yet.
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in fact, a high wind advisory remains in effect until noon today and pg&e crews are still busy getting the power back on for thousands of customers who lost power after that really coast cold blustery wind battered the bay area yesterday. some of the worst wind damage was in san jose, one tree knocked down eight power poles outside silver creek high school. the strong winds also caused havoc for thousands of b.a.r.t. riders yesterday afternoon. a large tree fell on the tracks near daly city early yesterday afternoon. that stopped trains in both directions between san francisco and millbrae for three hours. wind blown debris also disrupted service between the pleasant hill and concord b.a.r.t. stations. b.a.r.t. sent out buses to pick up stranded passengers. i did have tara, she checked. no wind delays at sfo. it changed their flight pattern. they very rarely do this but they had to land planes over
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101 -- >> was powerful. >> it really was. there's a children toy it's causing a major controversy. it's all because of what some people say it looks like. coming up in 17 minutes, you will see what it is and how it's aingeering parents all a -- angering parents all across the country. dreamed about coaching at michigan. now it's time to live that. [ cheers ] >> jim harbaugh, it's a hum homecoming. after the break, why he says he's ready to lead the football team at his alma mater. no traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza. good news. we have a high wind advisory in effect. and we'lllet you know how to get to where you need to go this new year's eve. plenty of sunshine but the breeze and cold temperatures will make for a cool day. tonight will be cold, really cold.
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get yourself something nice. love, nana. something nice. the kfc $5 fill up. the only pot pie made with the world's best chicken and a cookie, and a drink, all for just five dollars. isn't that nice.
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with the new year comes the urge for a clean start. one of the areas that typically needs a lot of help is our finances. we enlisted the help of our expert to help the viewers make the most of their money in 2015 and she joins claudine wong with valuable financial tips for the new year. >> so important. we want to be physically hel you this but financially hel --
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healthy but we want to be financially healthy, too. you have a list of goals, this is what people need to kind of keep in mind. >> yeah. >> as we head into 2015. let's kind of go through them. the first one, get real. what do you mean? >> most people are full of resolve. very excited and they have these huge goals they think they can live with. >> hoping. >> hoping if they could, they would be living with them. we want to set realistic goals. not i'm gonna never go shopping again but i'm gonna limit my shopping to something specific. >> we just late litter -- literally came off a holiday. you end up finding a thousand things that people want and you start a little bit -- i would think some people start behind the starting fine the first of the year. >> it's always in the top three
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of financial resolutions. i think people feel such resolve, they have gone through a period of gluttony. it feels good to say i'm never spending again. the second tip, you should be very specific about what you are going to do. rather than save money, how much, where is it gonna come from? i'm gonna put $100 more in my savings account. spend less at the grocery store. make it as specific as possible. >> there ways to do that with work where you have this put right into your savings account. >> and sose smart because you want to try to resist temptation. >> iles always -- it's always like the cash in your wallet. >> the next one is make it tangible. >> so goals are kind of -- people feel better when they can see, touch, feel these changes. in any way you can make it more
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tangible. in other words, write it down on a piece of paper. one of my favorite things, use mint.com. we have video of that -- how does this work? i mean, it -- >> it's so easy. you just basically download your financial information so all of the bank accounts, credit cards, mortgage, anything you want put the password in there so that the information is constantly uploaded. you can go on every morning and see how far along you are in your budgets for each area of your life. >> and it keeps you on track with your bills. if you withdrew $100 from a bank that wasn't yours. it takes the $2 out. >> you can go to fees and see oh, my gosh. it spent $80 on fees. i'm not gonna do that anymore. that's one of the things i'm gonna change. >> there's two more that i want to go through quickly. focus on the positive. and then it's also don't expose yourself to tempt takes. >> people shame themselves and
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say i'm a bad spender, i do bad things. >> you know what happens? people come to believe that about themselves. it makes it harder for them to stick to the resolutions. go with the older is wiser thing and recognize that you can change. that was the old you. this is the new you. be positive and kind to yourself. if you guilt yourself -- >> don't walk into lululemon if you don't want to spend way too much on something. >> that's the last tip. avoid temptation. >> thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >> 10% of people don't hit their goals. >> yeah and most people last only until val len time adae -- valentine's day. >> let's be the 10%. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> stay out of lululemon. >> i know. very hard. 8:47. it was very emotional homecoming from jim harbaugh yesterday at the alma mater, the university of michigan. [ cheers ]
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>> kind of hard to -- the former 49ers coach got a hero's welcome at halftime at the michigan basketball game. ticket prices were tripled because so many people wanted to see him. yesterday morning we brought you this here on ktvu. harbaugh was officially announced as the new coach. he was the starting qk for three years there and his father was the assistant coach at the university. >> you know your name. i know michigan football and believe in michigan football. and that's -- that will not be a hard job. [ cheers ] >> he actually said he lost his voice after they threw gatorade at him at the end of the last game. his seven-year deal with michigan is worth about $40 million not counting performance bonuses. that's about the same money the
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49ers paid hill -- paid him. i was talking to some family members who are michigan fans. so section site -- so excited. and the program there has been so successful but it's fallen on hard times. i think this is the third year they haven't had a winning seen son -- season. >> 8:49. you know about transportation for new year's eve, right? >> i thought you were gonna ask me the fight song. >> i wasn't gonna do that. en. >> not yet. you have a lot of options if youing are gut for new year's eve. b.a.r.t., samtrans, vta, all are running until 3:00 a.m. muni is offering free service until 5:00 a.m. this is 101 in san rafael. traffic slow flowing nicely into the city. at the bay bridge, we have a wind advisory in effect at noon. same story at all of the
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bridges except the golden gate. so drive carefully across the bridges. let's check in with steve. i don't know the fight song for chico state. >> they have one for chico state? >> they did have a football team when i was there. my buddy tom played on it. >> that's where i had my first job, chico. >> mine, too. the old -- never mind. it's cold out. it's also sunny. the pictures coming in from southern california and the snow. it's snowing in las vegas now. two report. pete sent me this on facebook. he said up in ukiah, 4 degrees. i went to work and here is ame fountain. it's frozen. reports in potter valley, 19 degrees. it's cold already for many. some of that cold air, thank you, pete, for sending that in. it will guest into the teens for something some -- it will get into the teens for some. there may be enough of a puff
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to hold a few areas up but we'll see a lot of 20s south bay, inland valley, i think they will get teens. there were a few 20s. a lot more 40s by the mere fact the breeze was still there. it was roaring there. gusts 21 at fairfield. napa still due north 5922. man, that's cold. that's a cold breeze. half moon bay had gusts to 43. now 22. only 22. sfo has turned eastern little at 9. they were north to 29. another blustery, breezy, chilly day. still gusts to 26 in spots and about 44 degrees. that's cold. the snow looks like it's winding down. snowing in las vegas. a couple of reports dumbing in on that. there will probably more tonight and also arizona. as the low moves across, this could be a powerhouse system. as it moves east, that means the wind will die down. 45 down in san diego which is
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bone-chilling cold. cold and breezy. two very, very long-time friends of mine. windy at times. a lot of sunshine. 40s in the higher elevations. santa cruz mountains. up to the north bay hills if you live up to a thousand feet or so, i don't think you will get above 49. if you do, it won't last long. bundle up, cold, breezy conditions. temperature will drop fast. sunny days but cold mornings and a brand-new new year day -- >> a freeze morning. >> it will be cold. >> bundle up. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> and we'll have more of "mornings on 2" right after this. stay with us. ♪ >> the fight song. ♪ push
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this is our awkward story of the day. some people might find this image objectionable. it involves the controversial appearance of a tie. this is supposed on for -- supposed to be for young children. some parents are complaining it looks like a male body part. well, the sweet shop cake mountain play set includes that toy. it allows kids to put play dough on a fake cake like icing. some parents were too shocked to express themselves. >> i guess a kid wouldn't know, you know -- i mean, you know, it could be considered --
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[laughter] >> i don't know what else you would consider it. hasbro which makes play dough has received numerous complaints. it's created a replacement toy that it is putting in the cake mountain set. and it's offering everyone who has the old one a free replacement. >> what were they thinking? >> i don't know. 8:56. well, now that another year is ending, it's time to retire words that are either misused, overused or plain useless. here we go. according to north michigan's lake superior state university, it's time to say goodbye to bae. people use that as a term of indearment. now, steve paulson may not exactly agree with this, but the words polar vortex. get out of here. it describes an arctic blast that gripped the country last winter. then there are the words, hack,
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and foodie and cray-cray which just means crazy. >> yeah, i -- nowhere near cool enough to use any of those. we talk about polar vortex. [laughter] >> can you say cray-cray one more time, dave. >> me saying cray-cray sounds cray-cray. >> i would ban monitoring the situation. >> yeah. >> the fluid situation. >> oits out of here -- it's out of here. let's take a live look at bay bridge toll plaza, you can see that there's no traffic and finally 280 at the 880 split same story. we've had a great morning. let's head over to steve. >> thank you, tara. clear, cold, breezy. it will be really cold tonight. freeze warn something out for tomorrow morning -- warn something out -- warn something ing is out for
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tomorrow morning. >> that will do it for us. watch the ktvu news at noon for more on the cleanup after the wind storm. we'll follow that and have updates at 5:00 and 6:00 and also all of the preparations for a new year's eve celebration. thank you for joining us. happy new year's heave. see you tomorrow morning in the new year.
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